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People celebrate at Plaza Italia square after a national referendum vote in Santiago, Chile, on Sunday. Photograph: Cristobal Olivares/Bloomberg

Voters in Chile have approved by an overwhelming majority a proposal to ditch the country’s Pinochet-era constitution in favour of a new charter to be(...)

 Demonstrations  on the  first anniversary of the social uprising in Chile, in Santiago,  as the country prepares for a landmark referendum. Photograph:  Martin Bernetti/ AFP via Getty

If voters in Chile needed a reminder of the stakes in the country’s referendum this Sunday, last weekend provided it. Tens of thousands of people too(...)

A demonstrator waves a Chilean flag outside the burning church of Asuncion, set on fire by protesters, on the commemoration of the first anniversary of the social uprising in Chile, in Santiago, on October 18th, 2020Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images

Tens of thousands of Chileans gathered in the central square of Santiago to mark the one-year anniversary of mass protests that left more than 30 dead(...)

England goalkeeper Bert Williams after Joe Gaetjens’ first half goal. File photograph: Getty Images

Frank ‘Pee Wee’ Wallace was the ubiquitous postman or mailman to use the American term, on the USA team that beat England 1-0 at the 1950 World Cup in(...)

Relatives carry the coffin of a loved one to a section of a cemetery reserved for Covid-19 cases, in the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic means Latin America is now facing its third “lost decade” of the last half century. This is the warning by 21 (...)

A ski lift operating for summer tourists crosses another at Flimjoch mountain on September 9th, 2020 in Ischgl, Austria. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

An Austrian consumer protection group has filed four civil lawsuits against the country’s government for failing to contain a coronavirus outbreak at (...)

A jogger runs past thousands of US national flags placed near the Washington Monument to memorialise Americans who have died with Covid-19 in Washington, DC. Photograph: EPA

The US death toll from coronavirus has topped 200,000, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the outbreak first reached the world’s richest nati(...)

An image provided by NASA shows an artist’s conception of the surface of Venus. Hot enough to melt metal and with clouds full of acid, any life that could survive in the atmosphere of Venus would have to be capable of enduring extremes. Photograph: Rick Guidice/NASA via The New York Times

The great US astronomer Carl Sagan described Venus as the planet in our solar system most like hell. But he also suggested some 50 years ago that it m(...)

 An Indian health worker shows collected samples for a Covid-19 detection tests in Bangalore, India today. Photograph: Jagadeesh Nv/EPA

The global death toll from the coronavirus passed 900,000 as worldwide cases topped 27.7 million, according a tally from Johns Hopkins University. Th(...)

Chilean Yohana Agurto with a jar of her ‘Miel Gibson’ organic honey, at her home in Santiago. Photograph:  Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images

It was a venture born of desperation. Four months into quarantine, Yohana Agurto, an unemployed teacher in Chile, was scrolling through social media t(...)

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